Dojo students pose for selfie after successful testing

Congratulations on Successful Testing

Congratulations to Richard Podolsky, Jim Nickelson, Mary Ann Heinzen-Hackett, Daniel Donnelly, Lyn Cathryn Donnelly, and Stephen Pease on their successful testing yesterday at the Penobscot Bay YMCA.
Richard and Jim were promoted to 7th Kyu, Mary Ann and Daniel were promoted to 4th Kyu, Lyn was promoted to 1st Kyu, and Stephen received his promotion to ni-dan.

Congratulations all!

David Troup’s Recent Okinawa Trip

From March 19th to the 29th I had the tremendous joy of training in and around Naha, Okinawa— a trip that not only revealed to me untold new understandings of fundamental kihon, kata, bunkai, and yakusoku kumite, but also brought to life karate history and culture in a fascinating and most unexpected way.More

A Message from the President of the WMKA

Dear WMKA members from around the world,

 A Happy New Year! Shin-nen akemashite omedetou gozaimasu! I congratulate you all in welcoming a bright new year wherever you are living now. We are celebrating a wonderful new year with our families, friends and communities here in Okinawa.

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Congrats John Thibodeau

Huge congratulations go out to John Thibodeau on his recent promotion to Sho Dan — first degree black belt — in Matsubayashi Shorin-Ryu Karate-Do. Very hard work clearly pays off. Well done sir!

USA Seminar in San Jose, California with Toshimitsu Arakaki, Hanshi July 20-July 22, 2018

The next USA Matsubayashi Seminar will be held in San Jose, California from July 20, 2018 through July 22, 2018.
The seminar will include kihon drills, specific kata review and corrections, kata applications, Sotai Renshu drills and instruction in bo Kata. Arakaki Sensei will be sharing his insights on kata and various new aspects of traditional karate.More